There is a lot of work going on in creating the next generation of the web. Most of them focus on the concept that, instead of traditional web pages, we will have a completely different experience that is more comprehensive. Let’s call it 3D Web.
I had the opportunity to speak with Jensen Huang, CEO of Nvidia, who shared his view on Web 3D. while blending elements metaverseIt is more related to the application of artificial intelligence that will be the front end of the next generation of the web than it is to simulate the financing of reality increasingly on this new web.
Timid? You are not alone, let me try to untangle the concept.
Then we’ll look at the product of the week, a completely different Amazon Kindle called Scribe. It looks promising but needs some tweaks to become a great product.
Artificial Intelligence vs. the Next Generation of the Web
Interestingly enough, I think Microsoft’s Halo series of games got that right in the beginning because Cortana, Microsoft’s fictional global AI interface, is the closest to what Huang indicated his vision for the future web.
In the game and TV series “Halo”, Cortana interacts with the Master Chief to access the technology around him. Unfortunately, despite creating prototypes like the one in this YouTube video, Microsoft didn’t take Cortana where it could be.
For now, Cortana is lagging behind both Siri and the Apple digital assistant and Google Assistant.
Huang envisions the front end of AI becoming a reality with the next generation of the web. You will be able to design your own AI interface or more likely license an already created image and character from different providers as they apply for this opportunity.
For example, if you want the AI to look like your perfect boyfriend or girlfriend, you can initially describe what you want for the interface and the AI will design an interface based on what you’ve trained it to look for.
Alternatively – and this is not exclusive – it can tailor it to your known interests, opting out of the cookies and web posts you’ve published during your lifetime. Or you could pick a character from a movie or an actor, that would come at a recurring cost, and that would, in their nature, become that personal front.
Imagine having Black Widow or Thor as your personal guide to the world of information. They will act just like they do in the “Avenger” movies while you access the information you’re looking for. Instead of seeing a web page, you’ll see your chosen digital assistant that will magically display metaverse elements to answer your questions.
Search the Metaverse experience
Search as we know it will change too.
For example, when looking for a new car, you can go to the websites of different manufacturers and explore the options. But in the future, you might instead say “What car should I buy now?” And based on what the AI knows about you, or how you answer questions about your lifestyle, it will make its recommendation and draw you into a metaverse experience where you actually test drive a car based on the choices the AI thinks you’ll want.
During this virtual drive, it will add other options that you may like, and you will be able to express your interest, or lack thereof, to get to the final option. Finally, he’ll recommend where you should buy your car, and prefer any improved expectations of whether you value things like low price or good service more. These options will include both new and used offers depending again on what the AI knows about your preferences.
The time and effort put into the project will be greatly reduced while your satisfaction is maximized, assuming the information the AI has about you is accurate. Over time, this 3D web interface will become a more reliable companion and friend than anything you’ve seen on the web so far.
Once it reaches critical mass, care must be taken to ensure that it is not compromised in favor of the interests of a political party, vendor or bad actor.
The latter is important. It may turn out that instead of being free like today’s browsers, the interface ends up being a paid service to make sure no other entity can take advantage of your trust, because there is a great chance that this new interface will be used against you. Making sure that doesn’t happen should be more of a focus than it is currently.
According to Huang, the future of this front-end – he called the next generation browser – is an increasingly realistic avatar based on your personal preferences and interests; a person who can act in a character when needed; It will provide more focused options and a more personalized web experience.
Maybe we should talk a little bit about the next generation of the web in terms of its visual aspects, the 3D part, and more about the behavioral aspects, the “transhumanist web”. Noodle thing this week.
I’ve been using Kindles since they were first released. I had a keyboard and free cellular connection.
They’ve proven to be interesting products when traveling, have a longer battery life for days, and perform better in the sun than LCD tablets or smartphones. Some of them are waterproof, allowing you to use them during water fun activities. For example, when I’m floating on the river near my house, I’ll bring my waterproof Kindle with me so I can read during the boring parts (for me, the whole float is the boring part).
But it was always limited to the ability to read books and some digital files (you can email .pdf files to Amazon to put on your Kindle). That has just changed with the new Kindle Scribe. It’s similar in size to the 10-inch Amazon Fire tablet and allows you to mark up documents and books you’re reading.
While Kindle Scribe is still a product focused on reading, this latest version has optional pens that can be used to draw or annotate things you’re reviewing and will allow you, as most similar products do, to draw pictures if that’s of your interest.
Kindle Scribe (Image credit: Amazon)
As with all Kindles, it results in e-paper displays that perform well in the sun, and the larger size means you can better adjust the font to address vision issues, which could eliminate the need for reading glasses for people who have only a little vision loss.
The shortcomings that limit the product are that it doesn’t currently support magazine or newspaper subscriptions, doesn’t play music (it’s best left to your smartphone anyway), and as noted, the refresh rate on the technology is too low for video. He’s not currently sending an email either.
It has a web browser, but that browser does not display web pages as intended. Instead, it tells stories vertically like a smartphone with a small screen. In fact, using it, you will face a lot of page loading problems. For example, I couldn’t fetch the Office 365 or Outlook websites.
Finally, it does not support converting handwriting to text, which makes it less useful for note-taking than products that have this functionality, but I expect this to improve as the product matures.
The person who will appreciate this product the most is someone who wants a larger reader and sometimes needs to mark up documents as part of the editing or revision process. If you want a more capable tablet, the Amazon Fire tablet remains one of the best values on the market, but it won’t perform well abroad, and it doesn’t have battery life anywhere near what the Kindle Scribe offers.
For the right person, Kindle Scribe can be a godsend. But for most people, the Amazon Fire is probably the better overall option. Anyway, the new Kindle Scribe tablet is my product of the week. At $339, it’s a good value that I expect will improve over time.
Kindle Scribe will be released on November 30th. You can pre-order it now at Amazon.
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